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SQ8L Ensoniq SQ80 VST Sample Pack

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This is a large sample pack I made from the SQ8L Windows only VST (http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/) last year. I had posted it in the FB group and had meant to put it here as well...but I just plum forgot about it!

There are 168 presets in 24bit/44.1kHz WAV that come out to around 6GB when uncompressed.
You can download it directly from MEGA here or via torrent via my web site.

To make loading these into your Deluge easier, Leonard Ludvigsen has made a set of patches for these. The filepath for the samples folder needs to be: SAMPLES/ Multisamples/ SQ8L.

Enjoy!

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    Sweet memories, a true VST gem, thanks!

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    @icymulberry I love the innocent and yet powerful character of this synth.
    6GB is too much for me though, made a version with reduced size, 2.6GB instead of 6GB, 155 presets. Okay for you if I share it here?

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

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    icymulberryicymulberry CanadaBeta Tester Posts: 9
    edited May 2020

    @amiga909 said:
    @icymulberry I love the innocent and yet powerful character of this synth.
    6GB is too much for me though, made a version with reduced size, 2.6GB instead of 6GB, 155 presets. Okay for you if I share it here?

    Sure is OK, I saw your link on Facebook with these too. I am just happy they are being spread as far and wide as possible :)

    I am curious - how did you squash the size down so far? I haven't inspected your files at all but I know you removed a few of the samples..I think not 3.4GB worth though!

    Post edited by icymulberry on
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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    @icymulberry said:

    @amiga909 said:
    @icymulberry I love the innocent and yet powerful character of this synth.
    6GB is too much for me though, made a version with reduced size, 2.6GB instead of 6GB, 155 presets. Okay for you if I share it here?

    Sure is OK, I saw your link on Facebook with these too. I am just happy they are being spread as far and wide as possible :)

    I am curious - how did you squash the size down so far? I haven't inspected your files at all but I know you removed a few of the samples..I think not 3.4GB worth though!

    thanks. yeah, like 10 instruments are missing.
    reduction: instruments larger than 20MB have reduced samples per octaves.

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    hexagon5unhexagon5un MunichBeta Tester Posts: 108
    edited May 2020

    Hi Amiga909! Just downloaded your version of the soundpack, and it "card" errored out on me after the first few samples in.

    I had everything in the right places, etc, and it took me quite a while to notice that the non-working samples all had version 3.1 in the firmware requirements in the XML files. Changing all of these to 3.0 variants (using 3.0.5 here) fixed it.

    For instance, 303 Style loaded, but Airy didnt. You'll see what I mean.

    I fixed them all with:

    for f in SQ8L.*.XML ; do sed -i -e 's/3.1.0-beta/3.0.5/' "$f" ; done
    for f in SQ8L.*.XML ; do sed -i -e 's/3.1.0-alpha2/3.0.0/' "$f" ; done
    

    Edit: And now that I play with them, they all seem to be off by a semi-tone: playing a B instead of a C. Comparing your version with those from Leonard Ludvigsen, it looks like your algo somehow re-detected the pitch? B/c the files are labeled C# instead of C, even though the wavs seem to have the same pitch to my ear. Accordingly, your XML files transpose by 23 steps where Leonard's transpose by 24. And that's where it goes wrong...

    A quick fix is just to add 1 to every transpose value in the whole patch set, but the sample filenames still remain inconsistent with the played pitch, which might confuse some folks later down the road.


    Anyway... I hope it doesn't get lost in this bug report that the sounds are FANTASTIC. Thanks tons to @icymulberry, Leonard Ludvigsen, and @amiga909 for all the work.

    Post edited by hexagon5un on
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    IcoustikIcoustik NorwayModerator, Beta Tester, Mentor Posts: 952

    @icymulberry said:

    This is a large sample pack I made from the SQ8L Windows only VST (http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/) last year. I had posted it in the FB group and had meant to put it here as well...but I just plum forgot about it!

    There are 168 presets in 24bit/44.1kHz WAV that come out to around 6GB when uncompressed.
    You can download it directly from MEGA here or via torrent via my web site.

    To make loading these into your Deluge easier, Leonard Ludvigsen has made a set of patches for these. The filepath for the samples folder needs to be: SAMPLES/ Multisamples/ SQ8L.

    Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing to more users :)

    ~ Distinguished Delugate ᕕ( ◎_◎)ᕗ

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    @hexagon5un said:
    Hi Amiga909! Just downloaded your version of the soundpack, and it "card" errored out on me after the first few samples in.

    thanks for the feedback. damn, yeah, I used the beta to resave some patches. will look into the transposition, probably a bug in my script to get the midi note number from the SQ8L filenames.
    MUCH appreciated, I will look into it, thanks.

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    had a look, yeah i got the original sample names off by one semitone. thanks for the sed command too.
    will upload a fixed version which also includes some of the missing instruments.

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067
    edited June 2020

    @hexagon5un @icymulberry
    I had a second go.

    • Fixes "CARD" error
    • Fixes all notes were a semitone off
    • Max size per instrument is now doubled to 40MB (first version: 20MB)
    • Includes now 168 instruments from Rogers original 169 instruments (first version: 155 instruments)

    Thanks hexa for pointing out the error.
    The code is here https://github.com/amiga909/deluge-synthstrom-utils/tree/master/multisample/assets

    I have not edited the presets anymore. I adjusted the volume and base octave in most presets in the previous upload, thats now gone. Thankfully, @Icoustik presets do a better job here.

    Post edited by amiga909 on
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    HexodeHexode FrancePosts: 4

    Thanks so much this looks awesome!
    @amiga909 is the link in the Youtube description updated with the bug fix? Because the link in your last post doesn't work! Thanks again!

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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    @Hexode said:
    Thanks so much this looks awesome!
    @amiga909 is the link in the Youtube description updated with the bug fix? Because the link in your last post doesn't work! Thanks again!

    Thanks Hexode. Yeah, sorry, the link in the post was outdated. The link in the Youtube description is the current one.

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    RedpandaRedpanda BerlinPosts: 19
    edited August 2020

    Triple Rockets my man, legendary sounds, could never afford - but always loved Ensoniq (SQ-80/ESQ-1) <3 Just realized the edited pack and dl linkl on YT is not available anymore. Is it possible to get it re-uploaded? The working link from the first post has the bugs still in it, right?

    Post edited by Redpanda on
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    amiga909amiga909 Central EuropePosts: 1,067

    I dont host this atm, please read the thread more carefully, u still have iit, mine is just a variation of the original upload.

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    icymulberryicymulberry CanadaBeta Tester Posts: 9

    @hexagon5un said:
    Anyway... I hope it doesn't get lost in this bug report that the sounds are FANTASTIC. Thanks tons to @icymulberry, Leonard Ludvigsen, and @amiga909 for all the work.

    You're welcome, I'm really happy people are using these samples - I still use them almost every time I start a song on my Delly.

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    EZ363EZ363 FranceBeta Tester Posts: 7

    @amiga909 Hi, the DL in your YouTube video is not available. Can I expect a new one ? Thanks.

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